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CANVASS (an older spelling of " canva...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 223 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CANVASS (an older spelling of " canvas "), to sift by shaking in a sheet of canvas, hence to discuss thoroughly; as a political term it means to examine carefully the chances of the votes in a prospective election, and to solicit the support of the electors.
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